The Berliner Grundtheater e.V. (BGT) was founded in Berlin in 1991 and is dedicated to producing a wide range of English-language plays, while integrating players of different nationalities.  In addition to playing many seasons in Berlin, the company has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Anglo-German Festivals in Germany, and is now based permanently in Luxembourg. 

The BGT repertoire includes shows by authors as varied as Peter Shaffer, Anthony Minghella, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. The company also produces original scripts, such as adaptations of JANE EYRE (2010), LITTLE WOMEN (2014) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL 016) and in January 2020 it premiered June Lowery's CHARLES DICKENS, THE BEST OF MEN; THE WORST OF MEN. The company is especially committed to promoting theatre for female actors and writers who are under-represented in the theatre and performance world. Shows like WOLVES ARE COMING FOR YOU (2019), PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018) and DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH (2020) all featured women-only casts as part of the company's policy to put women centre stage. Shows currently in planning for 2021 will continue this theme. 

In recent years the company has also focused on promoting young performers and traineee or aspiring actors who are hoping to work in theatre. It is a co-sponsor of FEST (The FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL THEATRE) which takes  place every second year in Luxembourg (https://www.fest.lu/) and in 2019 started a summer programme giving trainee actors a contract to work on a show. THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE which will be performed from June 7th-9th 2021 at Neimënster is the third show in this programme.  

 

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  Coming in June 2021:

THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE

by Stephanie Ridings

preformed by Lina Peller

 neimënster, - Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster

28 rue Münser, L-2160 Luxembourg    Salle Edmond Dune

    Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 20.00

Tickets 15 Euros (9 Euros students)

Reservations: www,neimenster.lu   

or   00352 26 20 52 444

 PRODUCED BY ARRRANGEMENT WITH NICK HERN BOOKS

 

THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE

Originally performed by the author, STEPH is a writer who researches women that fall in love with – and often marry – murderers on death row. She wants to understand why. What makes seemingly steady and sensible people do this? As she says: “These women are writers, journalists, lawyers, teachers, nurses, civil servants, mothers, wives.” But as she digs deeper into the subject, she finds herself more and more pulled in and begins corresponding directly with Jonny Demouchette, who is faces the death sentence in Texas for the murder of a shop-assistant. How far will she go to get the story she wants? And how in control of herself and her motives is she?

Using multi-media projections and video clips, this one-woman show looks at what makes some women so attracted to men of violence, even to killers. Through a mixture of factual presentation and the personal story a woman succumbing to the same attraction, it raises questions without making any judgements or imposing stereotypes. A moving, sometimes funny, but deeply thought-provoking play, it also provides an unusually powerful role for a young actress.

This is the third production in the BGT's programme to promote young performers and to put women more at the forefront of theatre.  

Directed by Tony & Ferelith Kingston

Performed by Lina Peller

Designer: Laura Burman     Lights: Catriona Gilham

 

 

 

 

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS OF RECENT BGT SHOWS 

PREVIEW OF "THE CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES" in "Chronicle.lu"

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/35601-live-livestreamed-performances-of-the-coronavirus-chronicles-confirmed

PREVIEW OF "THE CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES" in "Delano"

https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/coronavirus-chronicles-fear-frustration-and-zoom-fails/212076

INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH ADAMS and WRITER/ACTRESS CASSANDRA KOEHLER in "Luxembourg Times"

https://luxtimes.lu/community-and-lword/42286-playwrights-take-on-covid   

INTERVIEW WITH ELIZABETH ADAMS AND CO-DIRECTOR FERELITH KINGSTON on Radio Ara's "Happy Hour" 

http://podcast.ara.lu/blog/category/ara/happyhour/

 

REVIEWS OF 

DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH

by Sherry Kramer 

From the "DELANO" review by Duncan Roberts (September 11th 2020)  

"Cindy Bloes delivers a performance that is both wonderfully poised and exuberant"

"Marilyn, in the hands of Peller, is more down to earth, a beauty who is hesitantly seductive and slowly reveals her character’s true attributes"

 "Director Tony Kingston, ably assisted by Tiara Partsch, have brilliantly staged the play to keep the dynamic between the two lovers flowing."

Read the full review below on the link below 

https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/theatre-review-falling-and-laughing-and-crying/211570?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Friday%252011%2520September%25202020%2520Noon%2520Briefing&utm_source=Newsletter

https://luxtimes.lu/community-and-lword/41657-bgt-s-first-live-performance-since-lockdo

PREVIEWS:

https://chronicle.lu/promotion/sponsored/11-the-show-must-go-on-bgt-play-to-showcase-talents-of-local-rising-stars

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/33790-local-actresses-lina-peller-cindy-bloes-discuss-bgt-play-davids-redhaired-death

https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/emerging-talent-passion-theatre/211296

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/33353-bgt-english-theatre-company-to-present-davids-redhaired-death-in-september 

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/33597-budding-young-director-discusses-upcoming-bgt-play-davids-redhaired-death

 

And listen to the following interview on Radio Ara

http://podcast.ara.lu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Happy-Hour-3-September-2020-Davids-Redhaired-Death-1.mp3